Psychotherapy is a general term that’s used to describe the process of treating mental health, emotional distress, and some psychiatric disorders through talking -- not drugs.
A psychotherapy session is not like a routine office visit to your family doctor; here, you will take an active role in your own treatment. During sessions, I may use a variety of methods to address your concerns or issues; you'll be given homework to work on between appointments.
Psychotherapy often focuses on unpleasant aspects of your life. At times you may experience uncomfortable feelings including sadness, anger or frustration - but successful treatment often leads to significant reductions in emotional distress, better relationships, and solutions to specific problems.
Your health insurance carrier will pay for psychotherapy so long as the treatment focuses on alleviating symptoms of a specific mental illness or disorder. You’re responsible for co-payments and insurance plan deductibles.
I’m a contracted network provider for Blue Cross & Blue Shield, UnitedHealth Group, Tufts Health Plan, and Neighborhood Health Plan. I accept self-pay patients, as well as those whose insurance plan offers out-of-network coverage.